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A World of YUM

Travel bloggers routinely write raving reviews about the Wichita food scene. Franchise owners choose the city as a prime test market. And a diverse ethnic population produces an impressively wide range of cuisines. People in Wichita like to eat out and often, making the city known for its disproportionately large number of restaurants and food trucks. From coffee roasters to donut makers and vegan specialties to succulent grain-fed steaks, get ready for mouth-watering menus.

Local Favorites

Old Mill Tasty Shop – Stepping inside is like time travelling back to the perfectly preserved 1930s fountain shop complete with original features and recipes. Try the daily special and order a shake or malt (enough for two!)

The Artichoke– Known for its sandwiches, this small Irish bar serves up the city’s most popular choice, the Famous No. 8. Located just north of downtown, the spot is also a local folk-bluegrass-celtic music hub.

Bella Luna — Wichita loves its Mediterranean faire, so when it’s time for hummus, schwarma and falafel, this is one of many great options. (Locations east and west.)

HomeGrown — A daytime eatery featuring everything local, from the silverware and tables to made from scratch pop-tarts and biscuits to funfetti pancakes - because sprinkles are for winners!

Eat like a local. Follow Dining with Denise Neil, a regular column in the Wichita Eagle for great stories like, 50 Wichita restaurant dishes you have to try.

New and Notable

Sente — This coffee shop doubles as a board game library, with over 200 games to play while sipping on gourmet coffee and homemade scones.

Churn and Burn – A hipster modern ice cream parlor features pop-tarts, egg-less cookie dough and other creamy concoctions heightened by liquid nitrogen technology.

Lolo’s, Kind Kravings and Wheat Street Dogs – Three of many, many food trucks that dot the city and populate Downtown Wichita’s Pop-Up Park.

My Tho - This authentic Vietnamese eatery serves some of the best pho and banh mi in the area, all while keeping its recipes a family secret.